Friday, January 8, 2016

mom's irish soda bread


  • Servings: 1
  • 1 cup buttermilk, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted - divided
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg


    Preparation Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 55 mins Ready Time: 1 hr 15 mins

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees f (175 degrees c).
  • grease a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate.
  • spoon 1 tablespoon of the buttermilk into a small bowl; place remainder of 1 cup buttermilk into a separate bowl.
  • stir golden raisins into the larger amount of buttermilk and allow raisins to soak while you complete the remaining steps.
  • spoon 1 tablespoon of the melted butter into the small bowl with the tablespoon of buttermilk; stir to combine and set aside. set remaining melted butter aside.
  • whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in reserved butter, and stir until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • mix the egg into the flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • mix the soaked raisins with buttermilk into dough and shape dough into a ball.
  • place the ball of dough into prepared pie dish and lightly pat dough down so top is slightly domed.
  • use a sharp knife to cut two crisscrossing lines through the center of the loaf about 1/4 inch deep.
  • thoroughly brush buttermilk and butter mixture over the loaf, getting the mixture into the crevices.
  • bake in the preheated oven until loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 minutes to 1 hour.

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